Approved: 01.01.2011

Amelia Beavis-Harrison

Artist, Curator, Writer

Approved: 01.01.2011

Amelia Beavis-Harrison (b.1986) is a British artist based between Norway and UK, working primarily with performance, installation and video. Amelia initiated and ran Lincoln Art Programme, a live art commissioning body in Lincoln, UK, (2009-2013). In 2015 she founded Kunst

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      Amelia Beavis-Harrison (b.1986) is a British artist based between Norway and UK, working primarily with performance, installation and video. Amelia initiated and ran Lincoln Art Programme, a live art commissioning body in Lincoln, UK, (2009-2013). In 2015 she founded Kunst Vardo a nomadic art platform.

      As an artist I am angry! The political self and the artistic self are no longer separated as they once were. My work comes from a deep rooted frustration with the current socio-political situation we find ourselves in, addressing recurring themes of discrimination and governmental failings. The works often materialise as performances or video which can be minimal gestures in public space or installed environments in more formal settings. I work heavily with research, may this be through looking into historical archives or on the ground work with families, prisoners, school children. Focusing on people and their own personal histories, stories and needs I am able to develop work that has a resonance. 

      CV & Education

      Qualifications
      2015 - MA Fine Art, KHiO Oslo National Academy of the Arts
      2007 - BA Hons, Fine Art, University of Lincoln

      Awards
      2015 - Blixprisen, Blix Fond
              - FKDS (Fondet for Kunst- og design), Project Award 
              - PNEK Atelier
      2014 - Ungkunststipend 2015 (Young Artists Scholarship) – Festspillene i Nord-Norge (The Festival of North Norway)

      Solo / Duo Exhibitions and Performance

      Forthcoming       
      -         P is for, Tenthaus, Oslo, NO

      2016     
      - Celledeling (Cell Division), Munchmuseet i bevegelse, Munch Museum & UKS, Oslo, NO         
      - Publica, CST Terminus, Art Oxygen, Mumbai, IN
      - Tomorrow is Never Enough, Studio 17, Stavanger, NO
      - As One Door Closes, PNEK, Oslo, NO

      2015     
      - Of Fire and Ice, Festspillene i Nord-Norge, Harstad, NO
      - Silenced Histories, Live Art Bistro, Leeds, UK
      - When Hostilities End, Spikersuppa Lydgalleri, Oslo, NO

      2014     
      - The Gamblers Judgment, One Night Only, Oslo, NO
      - 3 Sides of a Triangle, Steenstrup Galleri, Oslo, NO

      Group Exhibitions and Performance

      Forthcoming                        
      -         Museum of Nonconformist Art, St Petersburg, RU
      -         Midpointness, Transart Triennieal, Online
      -         100 Masters, Creative Black Country, UK
      -         More in Common, Hope Not Hate & Hackney Unites, London, UK

      2017     
      - Arctic Hysteria, USF Verftet, Bergen, NO              
      - Expressions of Research, Edge Arts (formerly ICIA) and FAB, Bath, UK
      - Images and Affects, Artists Film Club, University of Leeds, UK              
      - Live Art Cinema, Home for Waifs and Strays, Birmingham, UK

      2016     
      - Collected Stories, Luda, St Petersburg, RU
      - Publica, Batashewala Complex, Floodlight Foundation, Delhi, IN
      - 008, Large 008, Oslo, NO
      - 10 års jubileum, Kunst rett vest, Dikemark, Asker, NO
      - Tatt av Heimdal, Performance Festival, Heimdal kunstforening, NO
      - NOVE SED NON NOVA, Winter Solstice Exhibition, Vandaler Forening, Oslo, NO
      - Uncontaminated Festival, Oslo, NO
      - Winterfest, Bath, UK
      - Schouskollektivet, Deichmanske bibliotek, Oslo, NO           

      2015       
      - Performing the Artwork 2, Article, Birmingham, UK
      - Start Point Art Prize, National Gallery, Prague, CZ
      - Sluice Art Fair, London, UK
      - Open, Performance Art Bergen, Bergen Prison, Bergen, NO
      - PAO@ Steilene Islands‏, Steilene, Oslo, NO
      - All maten du åt og tankene i hjernen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO
      - Identitet: menneske og sted, Østlandsutstillingen, Oslo, NO
      - OCC Talents Archive, Onassis Culture Centre, Athens, GR
      - Telephone, Satellite Collective, New York, USA
      - Critical Costume, Aalto University, Helsinki, FI
      - Tempus Fugit, Syson Gallery, Nottingham, UK

      2014     
      - Visual Poetry, Performance Art Oslo Festival, Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo, NO
      - Bring Your Own Beamer, Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK
      - ++, Black Box Theatre, Oslo, NO
      - Fire From the North, Store Svinvika, Vardø, NO
      - Utstilling, Oslo Ladega┬░rd, Oslo, NO
      - Echoing Tracks, Drammen Kunstforening, Drammen, NO
      - Seen Created, Beacon Art Project, Lincolnshire, UK
      - Cabbages and Kings, Kusthavn, Oslo, NO
      - The Big Bang, Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO

      2013     
      - Pump House Open, Pump House Gallery, London, UK
      - PIP Show, Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Oslo, NO
      - Things that seem to happen by chance, public space show, Birmingham, UK
      - Inaugural Proposal, PI, Gallery Steenstrupsgate, Oslo, NO
      - Dimanche Rouge Festival, Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, FI
      - Past is Prologue, Woman’s Art Library, Goldsmiths, London, UK
      - Lot No, Lionel Dobie Project, Manchester, UK
      - Dance 4 Tour, Dance 4, Nottingham, UK
      - Performing Paper, Paper Gallery, Manchester, UK
      - Pot Luck 7, curated by Accidental Collective, Limbo, Margate, UK
      - Live Art Dogging, curated by Daniel Oliver, Reactor Halls, Nottingham, UK

      2012     
      - SPILL Festival, Ipswich, UK
      - Function VI, Reactor, Nottingham, UK
      - Time and Time and Time, part of Compass, curated by Amanda Coogan, Beacon, Spalding, UK
      - World Event Young Artists festival, Waverly Theatre, Nottingham, UK
      - Hazard, Hab, Word of Warning, Manchester, UK
      - Unofficial Histories, Bishopgate Institute, London, UK
      - Boeing Way to Gas Street, Departure Foundation, Birmingham, UK

      2011     
      - Stockholm Fringe Festival, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden, SE
      - Artside Festival, Southend-on-Sea, UK
      - Water Tower Art Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria, BG
      - Poolside Emergency, Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK
      - 6 Degrees, Monks Gallery, Lincoln, UK
      - Circuit, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
      - Bimonthlies, Beacon, Wellingore, UK
      - Format Festival, multiple venues across Derbyshire, UK

      2010     
      - The Sideshow Review, Tether, Sideshow (British Art Show Fringe), Nottingham, UK
      - Wunderkammer, Sideshow (British Art Show Fringe), Nottingham, UK
      - Emergency, Green Room, Manchester, UK
      - Nottingham Open, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, UK

      2009     
      - Pocahontas and the Masquerade Ball, Wasp Room / Tether, Nottingham, UK
      - IMPOSTOR, an Exit Here project, Drill Hall, Lincoln, UK
      - Take A Walk, a part of Interrogation Walsall, New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK
      - Open Show, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK
      - Must The Show Go On, Broadway cinema in association with Art Crawl Festival, Nottingham, UK

      2008     
      - Proto Lab Phase 1.0, Newalk Museum, Leicester, UK
      - Proto Lab Phase 1.0, Radar, Loughborough, UK
      - Squeeze Box, MOOT / Stand Assembly, Nottingham, UK
      - My work is heavier than yours, Bath Fringe Festival, Bath, UK

      2007     
      - (p)ARTy, Exit Here, Nottingham, UK
      - Open Plan, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, USA

      Performing and Exhibiting; as part of Reactor
      2013     
      - Log!c ?stem, Flux Factory, New York, USA
      - The Bet, KW Institute, Berlin, DE
      - Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK
      - Clubs, Gangs, and Secret Societies, MoMA, New York, USA